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    Voicemail question: What is "outcall notification"?

    Voicemail gives an option to turn on or off "outcall notification". What the heck is that?

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    Nobody know what outcall notification is?

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    Unbelievable. I can't believe that no one can answer this question.

    I called Rogers and they told me that THEY didn't know exactly what it was!

    WTF is going on here?

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    it turns the option to call back the person who left the message off, available with enhanced voicemail.
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    You are lucky Boink9999 is nice enough to answer you with your tone. :rolleyes2




    Originally posted by Skarbro
    Unbelievable. I can't believe that no one can answer this question.

    I called Rogers and they told me that THEY didn't know exactly what it was!

    WTF is going on here?

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    im not going to kiss you again..

    but thanks for explaining that to me as well (not that i knew this feature existed)

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    I'll be honest, till I looked it up, I didn't know it could be turned off either...




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    I always thought Outcall Notification was Pager Notification. So when someone leaves you a voicemail message, your pager goes off with the message centre number or something.

    You could get it with Rogers, from the days when fixed in-car phones were more common, and for Bell's Call Answer so you knew when you had a message when you were not at home.

    John

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    now you will make me have to check it again

    although I'm pretty sure that's what the definiton I read meant...


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    Outcall notification: if you have a voicemail when you make an outgoing call you get a beep-beep-beep beep-beep-beep sound to let you know.
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    the definition they have in felix is nothing like that, I will post up the definition they have monday and we can debate its cryptic meaning some more...

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    I don't know if Rogers still uses Octel VM servers for their subscriber voicemail but in the Octel world, Outcall Notification allows the system to 'outcall' to a specified extension, telephone number or pager to announce the arrival of new messages in the subscribers mailbox. When calling an extension or telephone number, the system will usually playback the subscriber's recorded name and tell them that new messages are waiting in their mailbox, and will then prompt them to enter their password in order to review their messages. When paging notification is used, the system will page someone, usually giving them the system's phone number, or a special code to indicate that they have new messges. Message Waiting indicator is what generates the stuttered dial tone and lights the MW light on a PBX/landline phone or sends an SMS or MW indicator to a cellular phone.

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    dcomp11, that's what I was trying to describe. I googled "outcall notification" definition and I got many sites that agree. That's what it is.

    If you go into your voicemail and press 4 for personal options, and 1 for notification on or off, then press 0 for help, it describes the feature to you.

    Xirc, what you described isn't relevant to cell phones. There's no dial tone. It applies to Call Answer services for landlines, but it doesn't "outcall" to anywhere, so I think it would be called an "audible message waiting indicator".

    John

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